Understanding the Election and Market Surprises

2016-12-12T18:04:31+00:00December 12, 2016|Market Commentary|

As the end of 2016 grows closer, we have to say that this has certainly been an eventful year. A long presidential election campaign left many Americans feeling bruised and more divided than ever. And many people were surprised when Donald Trump emerged as the victor. Similar to Brexit’s unexpected win in June, election polling and conventional wisdom proved to be quite wrong once people actually voted. In fact, just 15 days before the election, [...]

Monthly Market Update: June 2012

2012-06-11T16:40:01+00:00June 11, 2012|Market Commentary|

There’s a popular stock market adage that says “Sell in May and go away,” due to the belief that the months of November-April have significantly stronger growth on average than the months of May-October.  This May sure didn’t do anything to disprove that theory.  The past month was arguably the worst the markets have seen in two years with losses over 6%. May started with a disappointing non-farm payrolls report to cap the first week [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 02-24-12

2012-02-27T22:06:14+00:00February 27, 2012|Market Commentary|

Global markets put in a mild week.  The news of the week was gas prices.  If you have not filled up lately, you’re in for a shocker.   This week also saw the beginning of our fearless leaders already blaming those darn speculators for driving up the cost of black gold. higher upon hearing I am constantly reading commentary from other advisors throughout the world.  The following commentary is from a colleague/friend of mine who [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 02-17-12

2012-02-20T18:37:35+00:00February 20, 2012|Market Commentary|

Global markets were jostled around and settle into gains for the week. The driver this past week was the same as it has been in the past few weeks, and that is the ongoing hope/rumors that Europe is getting its arms around the most immediate problem child - Greece. Recall that not too many days ago it appeared that all the ills in Europe had been pushed down that road with the Greek politicians’ approval [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 02-10-12

2012-02-13T15:49:38+00:00February 13, 2012|Market Commentary|

Global markets were flat to lower on the week. Going into Friday, the markets were sitting on minor gains. However, Friday erased any gains for the week, and then some. The reversal of good fortune in the markets mostly had to do with the ongoing drama in Greece, as well as weaker than expected consumer confidence numbers here in the US. On a technical basis, it is likely that many professional investors are starting to [...]

Market Commentary: Week Ending 01-06-12

2012-01-09T19:09:22+00:00January 9, 2012|Market Commentary|

The markets put in a quiet first week of the year.  There was not very much in the way of big news this past week other than continued bank problems in Europe and saber rattling from Iran.  Granted both of these are concerns to the global economy, but not new headlines. One of T. Rowe Price’s recent advertisements about the global economy attempts to emphasize how interconnected the world has become.  One of the commercials [...]

We’re Moving!

2011-12-13T19:29:28+00:00December 13, 2011|Blog|

After a rigorous search, we have found a new office building that will not only meet our needs today, but allow us the flexibility to hire additional staff as our growth continues. We will move into our new office on January 1st, which is located at 4745 West 136th St., Ste. 90, Leawood, KS, 66224 (Southwest corner of 135thand Roe). Our phone number is owned by our current landlord, so we will be switching to [...]

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